Reverend Mother


: a woman who is the head of a convent
often used as a form of address
Good morning, Reverend Mother.

Examples of Reverend Mother in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Players begin as a prisoner set in front of the Reverend Mother. Gieson Cacho, The Mercury News, 27 Mar. 2024 Led by Charlotte Rampling as Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam in the films, the order includes in their ranks the emperor’s daughter Prince Irulan (played by Pugh) and Paul’s mother Lady Jessica (Rebecca Ferguson). Jack Smart, Peoplemag, 4 Mar. 2024 As with the book, the script begins with the gom jabbar scene between Paul Atreides and Reverend Mother Mohiam, except in this version the Atreides have already made their trek from Caladan to Arrakis. Max Evry, WIRED, 4 Mar. 2024 Lady Jessica sees the most stark transformation over the course of the two films, beginning as Duke Leto’s concubine and becoming a Reverend Mother on Arrakis. Hannah Jackson, Vogue, 26 Feb. 2024 Some see Paul as their messiah and most see Jessica as their Reverend Mother, titles these outsiders don’t feel entirely comfortable wearing — at least at the start. Randy Myers, The Mercury News, 23 Feb. 2024 This dispute began in April when Fort Worth Bishop Michael Olson launched an investigation into whether the Reverend Mother Teresa Agnes Gerlach violated her vow of chastity with a priest. Sarah Bahari, Dallas News, 1 June 2023

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“Reverend Mother.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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